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1 féth

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 1 féth or dil.ie/21819

n u,m. in the expression: f.¤ fíada (fíad, fía), also fé f.¤ , fía f.¤ fégh fía (m.) IGT, Decl. § 95 p. 127 (where `fé fía' though it occurs, is proscribed as incorrect). A magic mist, veil, which renders those under it invisible (Cf. the Germ. Tarn- kappe), the secret of which was possessed by the Tuatha D.D.: do orduigh Manannan doibh [.i. do mhaithibh Tuath Dé D. tar eis chatha Taillten] adhbha dileas gach deghfir, ┐ dorinneadh in feth fiadha ... dona mileadhaibh .i. in feth fiadha tar nach faic[th]í na flaithi, Ériu xi 188 . See Atlantis iii 386 ff . , D'A. De Jubainville, Cycle Myth. 277 , Joyce Soc. Hist. i 246 . The name fáeth fiada ( Hy vii pref ., Thes. ii 354.10 ; fáed f.¤ , Trip. 48.7 ) given to the hymn composed by St. Patrick after his escape from Loegh- aire's ambush is prob. the same expression; due to the legend that P. was invisible to L.'s men, cf. dodechaid dícheltair tairsiu co nár árdraig fer dib, Trip. 46.28 . See faíd. dichealtair .i. fé fiadha no duaithniughadh, O'Cl. (from Trip. 46.28 , cited above?). féidh fiadh `a mask, vizard, hood; a disguise that rendered the wearer unknown or invisible , ... defectively written fe fiadh, ... feidh fia,' P.O'C. Tuatha De D. fo diamair (.i. ... ara mbiodh an fee fía), Leb. Gab. i 172 n. 1 . dá ttaisbentar in f.¤ fiadha ... do nech do macaibh Miledh, nocha bia gabail re diamair no re draideacht ic nech do Tuathaibh Dé D. (Cú Chulainn refuses to show his friends among the Sídhe to Fer diad) TBC 3845 St = an fé fía RC xi 323.29 . an fé fiadh ZCP x 294.16 . druid .i. doniat in feth fia no in [ḟ]aisdinecht, Laws v 90.27 Comm. co n-accai in dā sid osluicti ... iar scithlim a fe fia dibh (i.e., after their enchantment had been dispersed) RC v 202.23 . ro eirig fia fiad (féth fia, fédh fia, fé fiadh v.l.) umaind, co nar leir sind, Acall. 5235 . ní léir ar úaigh mér na mná | atá ar a húaim in fégh fía what the woman has sewn is not manifest, the f.f. is over her seam IGT, Decl. ex. 1674 . do chuir Mac G. an féith fiadha tar an fidradach sa innus nach fuighbhed ēnduine hé, L.Chl. Suibhne § 9 . bhur bfé fía, ní fearrde dhuit, | aithnim thú d'aimhdheóin th'iomluit, Ériu ix 8.81 . ni buadha cloch, ní fégh fiagh | chaomhnus cuanta a críoch n-imchian TD 13.13 . Cf. further: ní folaig acht feth (fecht v.l.) fithnais, Acall. 7916 (`magic veil' SG ii 262 ). féth fithnaisi, v.l. of fethana fithnais Acall. 722 . Cf. rachaid in fiad draídechta atá urri di (i.e. the well will be revealed) 7505 . See 3, 4 féth. donfe for fiada fe IT iii 53 § 97 (for feda fé v.l.). Also fig. : atá ar a rún an fé fia IGT, Decl. 1681 . masa ceas eoil an fé fiadh | do-chiam ad dheóigh é ar an dán TD ii 245 . depression, gloom: ceilt a grádha ar an ngruaidh bḟaoilidh | fada ar inghin 'na ḟégh fia ib.